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James Madison

March 16, 1751 - June 28, 1836
"I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpation [...]. This danger ought to be wisely guarded against. "source: Elliot, Debates in the State Conventions, 3:87.corruption, loss of power, subversion, conspiracy

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